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Barnhart v. Peabody Coal Co.

Docket No.: 01-705
Certiorari Granted: Jan 22 2002
Argued: October 8, 2002
Decided: January 15, 2003
Consolidated with: No. 01-715

Topics:

26 U.S.C. 9701, Civil Rights, Administrative Procedure, Article I, Commerce Clause, EPA, ERISA, Employee Retirement Income Security Act, FOIA, Federal Rules of Evidence, First Amendment, Medicare, Necessary and Proper, copyright, judicial review, patent, pension plan, preemption

PartyNames: Jo Anne B. Barnhart, Commissioner of Social Security v. Peabody Coal Company, et al.
Petitioner: Jo Anne B. Barnhart, Commissioner of Social Security
Respondent: Peabody Coal Company, et al.

Court Below: United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
Citation: CA 6, No. 00-4080, No. 00-4082, 6/22/01 unpublished. QUESTION PRESENTED In the Coal Industry Retiree Health Benefit Act of 1992, 26 U.S.C. §§ 9701-9722 and 30 U.S.C. § 1232(h), Congress direct ed the Social Security Administration toassign each of the retired coal miners and dependents who are beneficiaries of the
Supreme Court Docket

Jo Anne B. Barnhart, Commissioner of Social Security
v.
Peabody Coal Company, et al.
537 U.S. 149 (2003)
Question:

Is the assignment of beneficiaries, under Coal Industry Retiree Health Benefit Act of 1992, valid if the assignment was made after the Act's October 1, 1993 deadline?

Barnhart v. Peabody Coal Co.
ORAL ARGUMENT

October 8, 2002

Holding: reversed
Decision: Decision: 6 votes for Barnhart, 3 vote(s) against
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